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Aside from the mesmerizing ancient sights above ground such as the mysterious pyramids, majestic temples and vast Nile River banks, Egypt offers unparalleled underwater beauty for scuba divers.

Plan your next dive trip to the Red Sea with the following travel tips and advices.

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Best Months to visit Red Sea

Egypt experiences exceptionally hot days and cool nights for the most part of the year, with temperatures from 20°C to 37°C on the coast during their summer months, June to September. Winter runs from October until May but still keeps a comfortable water temperature of 24°C.

Most people choose to avoid the high summer temperatures and will visit Egypt in September, October and November or in April, May and June.

Best season do Dive in Egypt

Diving in Egypt is year round but the water temperature varies significantly from 22°C in the winter to 30°C in the summer. The Whaleshark season is from June to July and the Hammerhead Sharks season is during the wummer months from June till September.

Where to stay in Red Sea?

Egypt has been increasing in popularity over the past 30 years and as such has an immense number of upmarket hotels, resorts and other accommodation options.

Please find below a selection of some of the best dive resorts in the Red Sea:

Sharm El Sheikh

  • Sultan Gardens Resort
  • Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort
  • Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort
  • Coral Sea Sensatori – Sharm El Sheikh
  • Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh
  • Xperience Sea Breeze Resort
  • Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village
  • Coral Sea Holiday Village
  • Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh
  • Iberotel Palace


  • Sofitel Taba Heights
  • Movenpick Resort Taba Hotel

Marsa Alam

  • Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort
  • Jaz Lamaya Resort
  • Royal Brayka Beach Resort
  • Resta Grand Resort

El Gouna

  • Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna
  • Moevenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna

How to get to the Red Sea?

Egypt has two international airports, Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, and these are your best bet regardless of whether you are staying at a popular dive resort or embarking on a liveaboard adventure to make the most of your diving vacation.

Where is the Red Sea?

Map of the Red Sea

Map of Egypt & the Red Sea

Scuba Diving in Red Sea?

Check out our Red Sea scuba diving guide and start planning your next dive trip!

Sarah August 03, 2017

I am going away on holiday on the 29th September to Egypt – flying from Manchester flight MT872 – returning 6th Oct flight MT873 from Hurghada – I understand we cannot pre book seats, my problem is that I am a really nervous flyer and wanted to make sure I was sat with my friend on both journeys for support. Is there anyway I could book these prior.
Thank you in advance – Sarah Connell


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